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Winter Trails: A Grand Day for a Snowshoe Adventure

This video highlights the annual Winter Trails event held at the White River Sno-Park in Oregon. Many people experience the thrill of snowshoeing for the first time at this event, where several hundred people from all over the Portland metropolitan area enjoyed the sunshine and the great opportunity to do some wintertime outdoor recreation.

Firewood Cutting on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video explains the process of obtaining a personal use firewood permit, regulations associated with cutting firewood and how to spot a suitable area to gather firewood. Use this video to get to know everything you need to properly cut your own firewood.

Caring for the Land: An Earth Day Clean-up Event on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video highlights an Earth Day event sponsored by the Mt. Hood National Forest geared around cleaning up some heavily impacted recreational target shooting areas.

Mt. Hood Scenic Byway

Along the Mt. Hood National Scenic Byway including day use areas, campgrounds, and hiking trails.

Clackamas Complete A Return of Bull Trout

Much of the Clackamas River is on the Mt. Hood National Forest, which provides the habitat for a huge variety of plant and animal species. Watch this stunning video on the reintroduction of bull trout. It tells the story of the efforts of fish biologists to see bull trout flourish in waters where they were eliminated over 50 years ago.

The People's Forest: Volunteering for the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video highlights many of the opportunities for the public to volunteer on their Mt. Hood National Forest. From trail work to mountain biking crews to backcountry horsemen, this video shows that there's a volunteer opportunity to fit anybody's interest.

People Put to Work Building Twenty-two Trail Bridges on Mt. Hood National Forest

Twenty-two new bridges were recently constructed on trails which serve hikers, mountain bikers. and equestrians.  The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funded the work simultaneously putting people to work.

Bagby Hot Springs: a great place to soak, hike, and camp

The Bagby Hot Springs and Campground are great places to visit in the Mt. Hood National Forest. From over a century now, these springs have been recreational destinations and now with Mt. Hood Recreation Service's help, the springs will be cleaner, safer, and more functional than ever!

A Trip of a Lifetime: The Boy Scout Horse Camp on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This highlights the great Boy Scout Horse Camp program hosted by the Mt. Hood National Forest. Get the inside look at what the program has meant to participants, hte Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

A Big Fish Story: Saving Endangered Fish on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video shows the importance of monitoring the populations of endangered fish on the Mt. Hood National Forest. The smolt trapping program highlighted in this video is just one of the many programs the Mt. Hood sponsors to ensure we have healthy fish populations long into the future.

Trail Volunteers Discuss the Future of Trail Work for Mt. Hood National Forest

Over a dozen trail maintenance volunteers representing seven organizations met at Cloud Cap Inn nestled in the upper foothills of Mt. Hood to discuss the future of trail work on the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Jumpstarting Fish Habitat: The Story of Still Creek

This video highlights the restoration efforts on Still Creek on Mt. Hood National Forest. Greg Wanner, the supervisory fish biologist for the Mt. Hood NF talks us through the process he and his team took to reactivate the side channels that are excellent spawning and feeding grounds for native fish.

Students Speak: Learning about Watersheds in the Real World

The Mt. Hood National Forest partnered with several other organizations to offer over 60 high school students a chance to conduct real scientific studies in several areas in the region regarding watershed health. This video tells about the program and what participants gained from it.

Restored Oregon stream welcomes home threatened fish

As reported earlier this year, after nearly a century, a five-mile stretch of the Lower Oak Grove Fork of Oregon’s Clackamas River will have native fish swimming year-round in this restored stream once again. And now, eight months since more water has been flowing down the Fork, all signs are good that that’s exactly what is happening.

Responsible Target Shooting: Doing it Right

This video explains why the Mt. Hood National Forest has rules on target shooting. A district ranger and a long time target shooter on public lands explain why being a responsible target shooter is so important.